SHARON – The Herald Good News Fund’s 25th annual drive that will provide turkeys for Christmas to local families in need has collected $5,067 so far.
The year-round fund is affiliated with the Community Foundation of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, created by local community leaders to benefit the Mercer County area.
Because the foundation is tax-exempt, all donations are tax-deductible.
From the donations, turkeys will be provided to local families through the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County and its network of pantries.
For its 2017 food drive, The Good News Fund has set a goal of $15,500 to buy 1,100 turkeys for distribution in the Mercer County area.
People wanting to make a tax-free contribution should make their checks payable to The Good News Fund and mail them to Nancy Ash in care of The Herald, Box 51, Sharon, PA 16146.
Contributions may be dropped off at The Herald office, 52 S. Dock St., in Sharon or at Allied News office in Grove City.
The fund offers readers the option of making a donation in the name of a friend or family member as a holiday gift idea.
These are the latest contributors:
In loving memory of the deceased members of the Comninos and Taaffe families.
In memory of Charles “Chuckie” Knott from Donald and Delores Novak.
Frank and Janna Frankovich, Hermitage.
In Thanksgiving for blessings – Ken and Gretchen Wagner and family.
In memory of our niece – Adrienne Litman Toth from Uncle Gene and Sue Sue.
To honor lifelong friend and classmate Pat Reed and in memory of her recently deceased husband John Reed from J. Anderson/L. Clarke families.
Ralph and Nancy Russo in loving memory of Bob.
In memory of Robert and Robbie Liston.
Philip and Jean Wanchick, Mercer.
In loving memory of Aunt Ginny and Uncle George by Ginny and Harvey Cole, Grove City.
Paul G. Miller, Hermitage.
Mary Lou Garrett, Hermitage.
Michael A. Prelerson, Hermitage.
Robert and Kathleen Dean, Sharpsville.
In memory of Jerry, Pete and Jerry.
Michael J. Pratt, Aldie, Va., in memory of Joe and Joan Pratt.
In loving memory of our son – 2Lt. Zachariah Robert Miller – given by Keith and Rosalyn Miller.
James and Shirley Walsh, Hermitage.
In memory of our daughter Cindy Gurrera by parents Sal and Barb Tate.
Dorothy C. Goncz, Grove City, in memory of loved ones.
Elaine F. Palisin, Hermitage.
John and Donna Pavolovich in memory of our parents: Peter and Martha Pavlovich and Ernest and Margaret Podleyon.
Rich and Lois Tabis in memory of John and Sophia Tabis and George and Mildred Mason.
William Whaley II and Alexandra Whaley, Hermitage.
Darla Kemper and Ernest Kemper III, Hermitage.
Ben and Paula DeMatteo in loving memory of Virginia DeMatteo and Marge Hawthorne.
In loving memory of our parents, Betty Jane and John Tizio and our brother-in-law, Perry R. Templeton with love, Adolf and Cynthia.
In memory of Dr. Jose Millan from Janelle Siddons.
In loving memory of my husband, Albert A. Krochka from Caroline Krochka.
Frank and Karen Draskovic, West Middlesex.
Church of Good Shepherd Altar Rosary Society, West Middlesex.
Presbyterian Women of First Presbyterian Church, Sharon.
Carol Roscoe, Hermitage.